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When it comes to the media, nobody nails them like Sarah Sanders.
The White House press secretary, who has sometimes seemed more like a den mother or lunch-room monitor overseeing a room of rambunctious school kids pretending to be reporters, has gotten an up-close view of the media in her time with the Trump administration.
Interview - Fox - News - Sean - Hannity
And in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week, her disgust was on full display.
But when she turned to the media malfeasance that marked the coverage of Friday’s confrontation between students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky and a Native American activist, Sanders really hit full stride.
Watchers - News - Outlets - Herd - Mentality
And honest watchers of American news outlets – and the herd mentality that has dominated news coverage during the Trump years — could only nod in agreement.
“We have seen time and time again where they run out here with these outrageous ridiculous stories,” Sanders said.
Person - Covington - Students - People - Kid
“One person reports it to begin with and they all jump on it. We saw it again with the Covington students. I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life.”
By now, the basic facts of the Covington case are pretty well known.
Students - Washington - March - Life - Protest
The students who were in Washington for the annual March for Life protest against legalized abortion, were involved in a confrontation with Native American activist Nathan Phillips that was instigated by Phillips and fed by the raucous, racially tinged insults being hurled by a small group of fringe activists from a sect called the Black Hebrew Israelites.
The fact that some of the students involved sported Trump-supporting “Make America Great Again” hats made the incident that much more irresistible to the Trump-hating media.
Behavior - Teenagers - Outpouring - Viciousness - Pundit
And while the behavior of all of the teenagers involved couldn’t honestly be called exemplary, the outpouring of viciousness among the pundit class, celebrities and no-name liberals on social media...
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